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Beauly Priory, Beauly

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#20 of 39 in Historic Sites in Scottish Highlands
Historic Site Tourist Spot
Take a walk around the grounds of Beauly Priory, the ruins of a Valliscaulian monastic community founded in 1230. Information boards throughout the property tell you about its history, including its period as a Cromwell fort in 1650. Several notable figures have visited the priory through history, including Mary Queen of Scots during her travels in the Highlands. John Keats was inspired to pen the poem "On Some Skulls in Beauley Abbey" near Inverness with his friend, Charles Brown, when he visited in summer of 1818. Make Beauly Priory a part of your Beauly vacation plans using our Beauly trip itinerary builder.
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  • Small town Beauly sits pretty on the banks of the river Beauly. The Priory is probably its chief attraction. Old ruins which are quite atmospheric. A big tree with ravens in the same compound by the e...  more »
  • Situated on the right hand side of town the ruins of this ancient priory atd truly magnificent. Housed within a walled enclosure, you are free to wander the ruins at will. There are no entry charges ....  more »
  • Just take 20 minutes out of your day to have a look round the Priory and read the excellent information boards.  more »
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  • Historical ruins worth visiting if you are in the area. Just a small detour off A 9.
  • Friendly people and the Priory Hotel is a must visit for quality food at great prices.
  • Lovely gift shop lots of choice
  • ancient and well preserved
  • Great photo ops.

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